Good Questions: LA’s Non-Tourist Hot-spots?

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Hello AT,
Vacation emergency!! I need help! I’m flying out to L.A. tonight with my parents and younger sister from Minneapolis for a family gathering. We’ll be in town for five days and I would LOVE any suggestions for places to visit: fun shops or boutiques, thrifty art galleries, must-see design stops. I’m terribly worried my family will fall into tourist traps, so I’d love to be armed with some interesting destinations. Thanks so much for any help!
– Marie

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Hey Marie- for us, LA’s must-see spots are more about general areas than specific places. A walk along the beach… a Beverly Hills “shopping day” (not for buying stuff, but for people-watching!)… A walk along La Brea (for shopping andpeople watching)…a day in Silverlake/Los Feliz via a drive through Griffith Park… and as much Mexican food as you can get your hands on.

Now, lets open this one up to the crowd…